Vandalur Zoo Timings, Ticket Price 2020 – Arignar Anna Zoological Park Chennai

Vandalur Zoo is located in the Vandalur region of suburban part of Chennai. Vandalur zoo is also known as Arignar Anna Zoological Park and Chennai Zoo. It is India’s largest zoo, being spread over vast area of 1300 acres. opening date of Chennai Zoo for public was in 1855 AD. It was then inaugurated with the name of Madras Zoo. It is the largest zoo as well as the first public zoo of India. The animal collection of the zoological park is very wide, it is the home of more than 1500 species. Flaura and Fauna are rich in diversity as it has over 2553 species. Zoo authority provides most of the facilities of a modern zoo. Vandalur zoo animals list includes many exotic species, and wild animals. Vandalur zoo lion safari is among the various fun and informative things to do here. Check the Vandalur Zoo timings along with the entry fee in the article below, along with other important dtails.

Hippo at Arignar Anna Zoological-Park at Vandalur Chennai
Hippo at Arignar Anna Zoological-Park at Vandalur Chennai

Vandalur Zoo Timings

Particulars Timings
Wednesday to Monday 9 AM to 5 PM
Weekly Off Tuesday
Elephant Ride Timing 10 AM to 11.30 AM and 3 PM to 4 PM
Time required to visit 3 to 4 Hours
Best Time to Visit Morning, Evening Time or Winter Season

Vandalur zoo opens for six days a week, you an visit here from Wednesday to Monday. Zoo Holiday is fixed on Tuesday of every week. Zoo remains closed one day only, as Tuesday is their weekly off. The timings of Vandalur zoo is 9 AM to 5 PM. The best time to visit Vandalur zoo is during early morning or evening, between 9-11 AM and 3-5 PM; as the weather is quite pleasant during these hours of the day. Hot days are uncomfortable for visitors as well as Animals, hence animals and birds spend most of their time resting, hidden in their cages. If you are planning to enjoy the zoo at its peak time, Winter season is preferable. The visit duration or time required to visit the zoo is 3-4 hours. They also have Elephant ride, the timing of Elephant ride is from 10 AM to 11:30 AM and 3 PM to 4 PM. Vandalur zoo lion Safari takes half an hour of time. You can choose Vandalur Zoo Safari and it takes around 1 hour. Zoo battery cars are available throughout the day.

Vandalur Zoo Entry Fee 2020

Vandalur Zoo entrance fee was revised recently. Zoo administration increased the Vandalur zoo ticket prices. Now the Chennai Zoo ticket price for adult is 50 Rs, for children it is 20 Rs. Zoo battery car price for adults is Rs 100 and it is 50 Rs for children. Lion ride ticket prices for adults and children is Rs 50 and Rs 30, respectively. Main reason for high raise of tickets is increase of maintenance charges. Cycles rent is 10 Rs per hour, which seems like a very good deal. Camera fee is 35 Rs and 25 Rs will be charged for camera phone. The camcorder fee is kept at 150 Rs. As per our knowledge, Vandalur zoo online tickets are available through the official website and one can book entry tickets at the ticket counter also. Vandalur Zoo online ticket booking can be done through official sites only.

Vandalur Zoo Ticket Price 2020 and Other Charges

Entry Fee Charges In Indian Currency
Adults 50
Children 20
Zoo Rounds Fee (Battery Car Ride Fee)
Adults 100
Children 50
Lion Safari Charges
Adults 50
Children 30
Camera Fee 35
Camera Phone Fee 25
Camcorder Fee (Video Camera Fee) 150

Vandalur Zoo Map

Vandalur Zoo Map Layout along with animal location
Vandalur Zoo Map Layout along with the animal location

The zoo map is very detailed and it shows various enclosures. All the main enclosures and animal cages are also shown with their respective icons. Zoo aquarium, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, mammals, and reptiles are shows with legends of different colors. Drinking water and toilets are constructed at frequent intervals inside the campus, they are also shown in the Vandalur zoo map images. The map is very informative and it is designed to help visitors. You may follow the trail suggested by Zoo authority inside the zoo campus. This trail will certainly help you to cover all the parts of  the zoo in efficient way.

Vandalur Zoo How to Reach and Location

The Vandalur zoo is located at a distance of around 40 Km from Chennai central railway station. The zoo can be reached from Airport by traveling around 15 Km. EMU train can also be boarded at Chennai Park station and travel till Chromepet EMU station, located in front of zoo. Cars and other public transport can also be used, however, the traffic is sometimes too thick and takes a lot of time. Parking facility is available at the zoo and the charges are not too much. If someone is traveling by bus, nearest bus stand is the Vandalur Zoo bus stand. It is advisable to reach the zoo at the early hours as it is quite pleasant there during the morning. The Arinagar Anna Zoo is quite crowded during public holidays and weekends.

Arignar Anna Zoological Park General Information

Visitors are not allowed to bring outside food and drinks. However, there is no need to worry as they have numerous eateries inside the premises. Drinking water is also found in abundance, as they have installed water coolers and outlets. The overall zoo is clean and plastic items are also not allowed and hence checked while frisking at entry gates. This initiative is taken to ensure the safety of the animals and maintaining zoo cleanliness. In terms of cleanliness, Vandalur zoo snake enclosure glasses lags somewhere, as they are not cleaned regularly. People can capture Vandalur zoo images, and various animal images can also be clicked. Zoo official website is, but is not operational at now and can not be reached. The Zoological parks are like a forest area with controlled access to the public. It is the duty of visitors to maintain the beauty of such a place. It is everyone’s responsibility to avoid littering or polluting such places. One should not disturb the animals and birds and enjoy their visit while following government rules.

Discussing about review of the Vandalur zoo, it is good enough for the visitors and it has all the basic facilities in place. It is an ideal place for family and friends, considering weather is not too hot. Visitor’s Zoo experience is way better in the pleasant times but not so good during summers. Vandalur zoo contact number is 044-22751089. Email address are and Arignar Anna Zoological Park address is GST Road, Vandalur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600048. You may also drop your review of the zoo in the comments below. Drop your query here as well and we will try to answer your questions.

Also visit Crocodile Park of Chennai and MA Chidambaram Stadium.

3 thoughts on “Vandalur Zoo Timings, Ticket Price 2020 – Arignar Anna Zoological Park Chennai

  • April 30, 2018 at 20:56

    Tomorrow zoo will be opened or not???
    May 1…

    • April 30, 2018 at 21:00

      As per the official website, it remains closed on every Tuesday.

  • September 17, 2017 at 15:06

    Great review. Good information to decide about going there.


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